Job Hunting has changed! I know many of us who work independently have said,”I’d make a horrible employee”. As a “solopreneur” I’m used to setting my own schedule – when I get stuck on a task, I find a mind clearing dog walk helps the most.
Before I was on my own, I did my share of job hunting. You’d look in the want ads, send one of your printed resumes to the name and address in the ad. A few days would go by and you might place a follow up call to the person you sent your resume to. NOT ANYMORE! Things have changed drastically since I’ve been on the job hunt. As a young woman starting out, the very first job I had, I interviewed for the job, I got the job. I knew I had gotten the job when I left the interview. I knew when I was going to start and I knew what I was going to be making. I found the job via a neighbor. It was clean simple and easy.
Now you’re dealing with a nameless entry system even if you do find a job the old fashioned way (through a recruitment ad). This article on the Forbes Website, written by Jacquelyn Smith was interesting. The article started off with some facts: